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Pediatric and Adult Arthritis More Similar Than We Think

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adult arthritis share clinical features and now, researchers say they may genetically similar. (©PuwadolJaturawutthichai/ShutterStock.com)



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In this news roundup, we offer a snapshot of some interesting studies we featured that pose never-ending perplexing questions: When do I switch patients from methotrexate to a biologic? Why didn't my patient report having an adverse reaction? Does vitamin D really protect bones?

(Side effects ©CatherineLall/Shutterstock.com)

Some biologics produce hypersensitivity reactions more than others, but for most, the events are low, researchers report.

Subcutaneous fluid (©AnnaJurkovska/Shutterstock.com)

Methotrexate is "dramatically" underutilized, prescribed at suboptimal levels, prescribed for too short of periods and is not administered correctly, researchers report.

(Child and adult hands ©PuwadolJaturawutthichai/ShutterStock.com)

Researchers writing in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases say they have identified a link between juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis.


Genetic risk factors for systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis are uniquely different from other types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a study shows.

(Hand and fingers with gout. ©seneesriyota/Shutterstock.com)

Despite advancements in the understanding of the pathogenesis of gout, some patients still receive suboptimal care. In this slideshow, we highlight recommendations for improvement as stated by the experts.

(Foot fracture ©PollapatChirawong/Shutterstock.com)

Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency may be more common than you think, particularly in patients with fractures, shows a new review.

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